Cancer Resource Center

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

The aim of precision medicine, also known as precision health, is to discover the right treatment for the right patient at the right time, and to determine factors contributing to or protecting from common and complex diseases.1 Breast cancer-related lymphedema (hereafter, lymphedema) is a progressive,…

Breast-Free

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the subjective perception of what constitutes that beauty in any given eye has seemingly limitless influences, varying among cultures, genders and ages – even the sometimes precarious state of one’s health.…

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Rates Cause Concern

There is a puzzling, contradictory and alarming prostate cancer statistic causing concern in the healthcare community. In 2008 and 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended a reduction in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings, a move that has happily coincided with a reduction…

Restrictions on Lymphedema Care

Men and women battling cancer are shedding their patient statuses with each successful surgery and effective radiation treatment. However, as one battle ends, another begins. The latest hurdle for them is a recent change in Medicare B coverage for use of pneumatic compression devices…

Supporting Cancer Patients

Last month, the Southeast Georgia Health System (SGHS) in Brunswick, Ga., launched Hope and Healing (H&H), a bi-weekly cancer support group for current patients, caregivers, and survivors. The group is led by Karen Crosby, BSN, RN, nurse navigator, Breast Care Center, and Heather Lambert,…

Prostate Disorders

The prostate is a glandular organ in men that secretes between 0.5 mL and 2 mL of fluid per day. This fluid consists of citric acid, prostaglandins and fibrinogen. Prostatic epithelial cells secrete a glycoprotein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). The prostate lies at the…

Atrial Fibrillation in a Patient With Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most frequent cause of malignant pericardial effusion, accounting for 35% of reported cases.1 Pericardial effusions secondary to pericardial invasion can cause shortness of breath, orthopnea, tachycardia, chest pain and physical signs of tamponade.1 This article describes a rare case of metastatic squamous…

Depression Screening in Outpatient Cancer Care

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that depression affects approximately 15% to 25% of cancer patients and that identifying and treating depression is an important part of cancer care. Following the practice of other physician offices in the Edward Health System in Greater Chicago,…

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